To be sure Biloxi is a great place to live, there's much more to consider than our mild climate and prime location on the Gulf of Mexico. The City offers a quality of life unsurpassed in the Deep South.
The terrific climate of Biloxi means year round recreation. In addition to the 20-plus public golf courses open year round, and dozens of charter boats, the City also maintains five multi-purpose community centers, 28 parks,
13 baseball and softball fields, four soccer fields (with more on the way). There are also thirteen tennis courts, 3 gymnasiums, a senior citizen center and several public fishing piers. Biloxi also boasts the only Olympic-size, all weather natatorium in the state.
The Community and Economic Development Department oversees seven museums including the unique Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum and the George E. Ohr Arts and Cultural Center. The Saenger Theatre for the Performing Arts is home to the
Gulf Coast Opera and the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra.
Biloxi is one of the safest cities in the south in which to live. Gaming tax revenues have allowed the city to add 50-60 officers to its police force and to purchase over 80 new police cruisers. New computers allow the Police Department to more effectively administer its programs. The City Fire Department is the best trained in the state and also has some of the newest state-of-the-art equipment. The city currently mans
six stations throughout the city. A new Public Safety Complex to house both Police and Fire Headquarters was recently opened.
Biloxi is particularly proud of its school system which ranks as one of the state's best. The district's current accreditation rating is 5.0, the highest available, and is held by less than 10% of the school districts in the state of Mississippi. Currently, there are seven elementary schools (grades K - 6), three junior high schools (grades 7 - 9) and one high school (grades
10 - 12).